Turns Out, Change is Great!

change is great

This is a post by Chelsea who is currently doing a Spending Fast®.

Change can be such a scary concept! Leaving the life rituals that you are used to and starting something new seems almost suffocating at times.

I was living in Ohio and having to work two jobs because after seven months of living there, I still couldn’t find full time employment. The world as I knew it ended and here I am, three weeks later, sitting in my new apartment in North Carolina with not one but two full time job offers. I have no idea which one to pick! How did I get to this point? Does it matter? What an awesome predicament!

Change is awkward and uncomfortable and unfamiliar but sometimes it’s good. Although I am very lonely and unhappy about my recent relationship split, I now have time to focus on my career. Which, when on a Spending Fast, is a great thing! What do I wanna be when I grow up? I have no idea! Now is a great time to channel my energy into figuring that out.

During the move, the bottom drawer to my dresser decided to break. My apartment has a big enough closet that all of my dresser items can fit inside it. As I was starting to take the dresser to the dumpster, I realized that I don’t have a desk. And a desk is really just a dresser without the drawers! So I took that bad boy back inside and started unscrewing the drawer brackets. After about 30 minutes of work, I have a new desk! It got beat up a bit in the move so I will have to paint it but instead of spending money on a desk, I created a free one. I changed something familiar into something new and useful.

After thinking about it, isn’t that what being on a Spending Fast and paying off debt is all about? Deciding to commit to the change instead of pushing against it. Changing your spending habits may seem weird and uncomfortable now but in the long run, it’s going to be beautiful and make your life more functional.

 

What are some ways a life change turned out surprisingly well when at first you weren’t sure it’d all work out okay?

Chelsea Overton is in the midst of a Spending Fast® and writes about it from North Carolina with her bulldog, Xena the Warrior Princess, by her side. 

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  1. Little House

    That’s just great! Change can be scary, but through a weird twist of fate, it can often lead to something fantastic. Good luck on choosing you job!

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Thanks! I am hoping that this scary change will evolve into something fantastic for sure. I think it has potential to be awesome. And thats a good place to start :)

      -Chelsea

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Thanks! I think that loving where you live is more important than the cost of living. At least thats what I experienced. I loved my partner but we both hated living in Ohio. Being back in North Carolina without him is sad but my quality of life is better because I enjoy this area so much more. I say, if you can easily afford it, to stay where you are happiest! Life is meant to be happy.

      -Chelsea

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  2. DJP

    Although I am probably older than many of your readers I can tell you from my own experience that change is much better for you emotionally and physically than being stagnant. Anytime you can make a leap of faith do so.

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Hi! I appreciate that advice! Change came way too quick but I am finding it easier to get started on the things I had been putting off. I’m definitely faith leaping right now! Thanks for the comment!

      -Chelsea

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Thanks! A potential cross country move sounds exciting! Go with your gut. Change is SO scary and intimidating but you can definitely do it. Change creates potential..which is always a good thing.

      -Chelsea

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Karen,
      Thanks! Things are definitely in motion! Still an emotional wreck but focusing on housing and job searching has helped. Life is on the rise!

      -Chelsea

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  3. Glenda Blanchard

    Great job! It’s amazing what we can find around the house that we can fix up and look like new again. Even changing knobs on our cabinets. I am so excited that I have paid off $5500. toward my $17,000. debt since Jan.1 and the exciting thing is that I’m realizing that the months really go fast and this time next year I will have my debt paid off! Thanks, Anna! Just think about how fast a year goes by!

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    1. Chelsea Overton Post author

      Glenda,
      WOW!! Congrats on being able to pay so much towards your debt already! How inspiring! A year is so incredibly fast. You’ll be debt free so soon!!

      -Chelsea

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